Navigating the Many Faces of Memory Loss – free presentation on Wednesday in Wilmette

Posted April 25, 2011
Do you have a client, neighbor or friend who is caring for a loved one with memory loss? Or just someone who is just interested in learning more, please pass along the following.  This is a free event.  Aging Grace, Mallinckrodt/Meskill Center & The Mather invite you to join us for a conversation with Joanne Walsh Malleta, Director of Memory Support at Mather Pavilion in Evanston,  to discuss "The Many Faces of Memory Loss: Navigating the Journey" - Risks and Definition - Communication - Resources - Creating moments of joy     Wednesday, April 27 10 - 11 AM Mallinckrodt/Meskill Center 1041 Ridge Road Wilmette il ...
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Tips for Seniors in Preparing Their Taxes

Posted April 7, 2011
April 15th is almost here and I can't believe I forgot to write about this!  Every year this is a popular post so I want to make sure I keep you abreast of any tax tips that seniors and caregivers can use and think about before they file their taxes! Since I am not an accountant not a CPA and actually pay one to do my taxes, please do not consider this legal advice.  However I searched the web and read quite a few articles on the subject and found some great resources that I am sharing below.  If anyone ...
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Ethical Issues Related to End of Life Care

Posted April 6, 2011
The Hallmark of Chicago hosting a CEU presentation for nurses, social workers and other health care professionals. Please join them as their presenters, Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner of Peck Bloom, LLC and Lori Lomahan, LCSW, MA CEO of Lifecare Innovations revisit well-known cases, such as Terri Schiavo, from a legal and clinical perspective to analyze the ethical dilemmas health care workers encounter when dealing with an end-of-life patient. 4:00-4:45 - Networking and Appetizers 5:00-7:00 - CE Presentation April 20, 2001 The Hallmark of Chicago 2960 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 60657 Free Parking available RSVP to Colleen McGuire at ...
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Share your story about finding assisted living

Posted April 3, 2011
Searching for assisted living is one of those things many people do not plan for.  And usually they have to make the decision with little time to research.  They may also have feelings of guilt and stress. However if you have done this before you know you are not alone.  But some of us have just started the search and need to know what worked for you and what your experience was like, good or bad.  If you have a story that you would like to share, please contact me I would love to post it on the blog for ...
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A whole bunch of links to veterans benefits – please pass on to any veterans you may know

Posted April 2, 2011
Earlier this week I was sent this email and I thought it was important to get this information out to as many people as possible. Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell ...
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